Ok, A new venture for me. Since the pump housing(diffuser?) was cracked so I called a pool company. They did not return my call. So I purchased a new housing. I cut the line to four way valve and am trying to re-install the pump. As it stands the pump housing is about 1/2 inch away from the strainer and 1/2 inch lower and half inch to the right. Can I force everything together and bolt up the pump or am I asking for trouble by putting too much strain on something (pipe, pump, four way valve, strainer)? Is it time for me to give up and call a professional? Thanks.